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Framework for client development for popular Prussian library computer system IRBIS64

Project description


PythonIrbis package is just ManagedIrbis package ported from C# to Python 3

Supported environments

PythonIrbis currently supports Python 3.6 and 3.7 on 32-bit and 64-bit Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and IRBIS64 server version 2014 or later.

Sample program

import irbis

# Connect to the server
client = irbis.Connection()  # pylint:disable=invalid-name
client.parse_connection_string('host=;database=IBIS;' +

if not client.connected:
    print("Can't connect")

# Search for books written by Byron
found ='"A=Byron$"')
print(f'Records found: {len(found)}')

# Take first 10 records
for mfn in found[:10]:
    # Read the record from the server
    record = client.read_record(mfn)

    # Extract the field and subfield from the record
    title =, 'a')
    print(f'Title: {title}')

    # Format the record by the server
    description = client.format_record(irbis.BRIEF, mfn)
    print(f'Description: {description}')

    print()  # Print empty line

# Disconnect from the server


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